Commercial Credit Collections Conference

An annual event highlighting prominent developments within the insolvency and credit management industries has been hailed a success by organisers.

A 78-strong audience, made up of senior credit and finance professionals, attended CVR Global and Aon’s Commercial Credit & Collections Conference at the Leadenhall Building in London, to hear about the latest updates across the sector.

Visitors discussed the future of the insolvency industry within a post-Brexit world after a thought-provoking presentation by CVR Global’s Ian Defty.

Willand Brienen, from software company Onguard, revealed the key role that artificial intelligence and machine learning will play within credit management systems over the coming years.

There was also a panel debate around how technology will shape the future of credit management and discussions around the developments of commercial fraud while Aon’s Susan Ross MBE also explored the risk to British companies exporting to the EU after Brexit among other world issues that are having an impact on credit-related risk.

Brendan Clarkson is a Director at CVR Global and co-hosted the conference alongside Aon’s Ian Leslie.

Brendan said: “The conference was over-subscribed which is testament to the quality of speakers and topics that we had lined up in the event’s second year.

“We are living in a rapidly changing world and its important that different parts of our industry are networking to discuss not just the impact of recent developments but equally are looking ahead into the future to ensure we remain as adaptable as ever as an industry.

“Ian’s talk around the future of the insolvency industry produced more questions from the audience than any other slot as well as debating how we engage creditors in an insolvency process.

“We also introduced a digital Q&A platform – called Slido – into the conference for the first time which really helped to bridge the gap between the audience and whoever was speaking, which was successful at encouraging debate.

“The Leadenhall Building – more popularly known as The Cheesegrater – has been the ideal venue for us to bring different industry players together over the past two years, particularly from The City and further afield.

“We are looking at announcing a further two events in London and Manchester over the next twelve months that will explore other industry developments, of which we expect to be many as the UK gets to grips with the impact of leaving the European Union.”